Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Important Travel Information for Supporters

Leicester City Football Club has issued an important statement regarding travel to the King Power Stadium for fixtures during the first half of the 2013/14 Sky Bet Football League Championship season.

Due to roadworks on two arterial routes into the city centre, the club have advised supporters to use public transport and allow extra time for their journeys to fixtures at the King Power Stadium. Some of the works will continue into the New Year.

The roadworks are comprised of three schemes which will see Narborough Road, Aylestone Road and the M1/M69 interchange at Junction 21 all affected until at least November this year. Details of the works affecting Foxes' fans follow the summary map below.

At Junction 21, the Highways Agency will be closing lanes and slip roads at different times to add additional capacity for traffic entering and leaving Leicester. Their work should be completed by the end of October.

At the Asda Island, the roundabout which forms the congested junction for traffic leaving the motorway to join the A5460 Narborough Road into the city centre, plus traffic bound for Fosse Park and the south of the county, Leicestershire County Council are making safety improvements to see additional lanes for city-bound traffic, new traffic signals at Fosse Park Avenue, and improved access to the Narborough Road South West Service Road. Any journey through the area will be subject to delays until at least the end of November, with work not expected to be completed until January 2014.

Finally, the creation of a 'bus corridor' on the A426 has already seen closures to Lutterworth Road at its junction with Soar Valley Way and rolling closures are ongoing until the end of October. There is a signed diversion along the outer ring road to Saffron Lane, but on match days the delays are anticipated to be severe. Ironically, bus services are also affected by this work: see the relevant bus operators' websites for details of changes to your usual route.

To compound the misery of matchday motorists, a new residents-only parking scheme has been set-up in the area between Narborough Road and Fosse Road North, near the junctions with Upperton Road, and the car park on the old Filbert Street ground has been deemed in contradiction of planning law and has been closed.

For more information on the closures, and to find out how to get to the King Power Stadium, see our Stadium page which has advice and plans for home and away supporters.

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